Jap., Daiman Konin (alt., Gunin)
Patriarch of Chinese Chan is usually
known by his name Hongren. His surname was
Zhou. Little is known about
Hongren, though he
is considered to have more influence in the early
propagation of Chan than his spotty historical
record would indicate.
| oshobob The Living Workshop
Osho story cited has just a mention of Hongren (as Gunin), nothing
about the man himself or his interactions. Perhaps this is why Oshobob
has not quoted it. The mention
concerns the poetry submitted by disciples vying for successorship.
Aside from that, Osho does not mention Hongren at all.]